Map shows trails in Cumberland County
I am so impressed with Falmouth’s land preservation and its Cross Falmouth Trail, which extends from the North Falmouth Community Forest to the Community Park and over into Cumberland’s Rines Forest. And maybe one day it will stretch even further, connecting other preserves. The trails and preserves are popular with mountain bikers, horseback riders, runners and walkers and are all very much appreciated! A tremendous community feat. Here is a Portland Press Herald article about the effort.
- Hadlock Forest — Better here for single-track mountain biking than walking. Links up with miles of trails through Falmouth.
- Falmouth Town Forest — A short trail one mile or so trail that is part of the cross-Falmouth network.
- Blackstrap Hill Preserve — A huge preserve, and part of the cross-Falmouth trail network.
- North Falmouth Community Forest — More than 300 acres and several miles of trails, part of the cross-Falmouth trail network.
- Pine Grove Preserve and Tidewater Farm — More than three miles of lovely, urban walking, with surprises all along the way.
- Mackworth Island Trail — 1.6 miles around a 100-acre island, lovely, with a unique history. Popular, very dog friendly.
- Gilsland Farm — Two or so miles of walking in a wonderful birding area. Dogs not allowed.
- River Point Conservation Area — A pretty 1-mile loop on a 41-acre preserve with Native American archeological significance. For a longer walk, keep going to McCrann Preserve.
- Falmouth Nature Preserve — Three miles of mostly wooded trails, with an overlook of a brook and estuary.
- Woods Road Community Forest — 3.5-mile walk through lovely, old-growth forest — cool and quiet.
- Falmouth Corners Preserve — A short walk around a residential development.
- Presumpscot River Preserve — A there-and-back trail along the river’s edge, one mile in length.
- McCrann Preserve — The McCrann Preserve links up to the River Point Conservation Trail. The McCrann section offers about 2 miles of trails.
- Pleasant Hill Preserve — A small-ish preserve.
- Suckfish Conservation Area — A beautiful 94-acre preserve, with views to Mt. Washington.
- Community Park — 160 acres, includes trails, fields, forests, an 1856 cemetery, a brook with small waterfall, and two ball fields.
- Hardy Road Conservation Area — A pleasant, well-marked trail. Short and easy.
- Hurricane Valley Farm — A grassy .8-mile loop around the farm fields. Can be ticky (lots of ticks here during the summer).